Steven Edgett is President and co-founder of Edgett Williams Consulting Group. He has been
actively involved in elevator consulting for more than 30 years. Prior to founding Edgett Williams
in 1986, Mr. Edgett managed the Building Transportation Department for Skidmore, Owings &
Merrill in San Francisco. From 1994 to 1999 Mr. Edgett took a sabbatical to serve as Director
Building Transportation for Jaros Baum & Bolles in New York City. Mr. Edgett began his career in
1970 as an engineer for a California-based elevator manufacturer and later worked in the mid
1970’s as a safety engineer for the Elevator Division of the State of California.
Allen Williams is Chairman and co-founder of Edgett Williams Consulting Group and has been
involved in the design of elevator systems for 40 years. Beginning in 1981 Mr. Williams worked
as an in-house elevator consultant for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco until co-
founding Edgett Williams in 1986. His career started at Otis Elevator Company in 1970, where he coordinated engineering for new elevator installations and was later involved in sales
and commissioning for Otis. Mr. Williams’ focus includes development of in-house computer
information systems and overall project management for the firm.
Gary Bartel has over thirty years’ experience in all phases of commercial, industrial and high-rise construction contracting, interfacing directly with many of the world’s largest architects, contractors and construction managers. Mr. Bartel worked as an in-house elevator consultant for the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and in both sales and project management for a major American elevator manufacturer. Mr. Bartel joined Edgett Williams in 2006 to open the New York City based east coast office for EWCG and has since worked on many of the firm’s most prestigious projects, both in the US and Asia. He is an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute and Real Estate Board of New York.
Erv Lauterbach has over 24 years in the elevator industry. He was Regional Vice President for Otis Elevator in the New York, Chicago, and Western Regions where his operations were known for development of innovative field operations initiatives and emphasis on customer satisfaction. While Erv’s business units executed some of the largest and most sophisticated installations in North America in both the new construction and modernization arenas, his service customer focus resulted in adoption of a more efficient, performance-based approach to elevator maintenance – with specific focus on the end user’s experience and particular attention to callback details. Erv’s building systems experience extends beyond vertical transportation. He served as President of Carrier Corporation’s Building Systems and Services business from 2008-2011, which includes building controls, HVAC equipment/service, and energy services.
Thom Chiaramonte, AIA joined Edgett Williams as a Senior Consultant in 2003. Prior to joining
Edgett Williams Mr. Chiaramonte was the senior technical adviser for the architectural firm
NBBJ in San Francisco. Thom is both a registered architect and member of the American
Institute of Architects; he brings with him over ten years of experience in architecture and the
design process. His role at Edgett Williams is project manager and technical adviser for the
firm. With a degree in Architecture and his proficiency with AutoCAD and Object Based Design/
Building Information Modeling tools, he leverages both architectural and technological skillsets
in his role as a liaison to the design team.
Richard Clark, is the Director of the Asia Pacific Region at Edgett Williams Consulting Group since 2014 and has been involved in the elevator industry for over 30 years. He began in 1980 with Otis in the San Francisco engineering drafting department and moved directly into project management in Denver then to Seattle. Mr. Clark returned to San Francisco where he was Regional New Equipment Sales Manager and then Regional Sales Manager. During his tenure with Otis, Mr. Clark was responsible to provide transportation solutions for new projects on the west coast US. Additionally, in the late 1980’s, he became the “go to person for Westin Hotels for input when they were designing new international projects. In 1997, Mr. Clark took the General Manager position for Otis Guam. After a brief stint in Denver, he returned to Guam and In 2002 opened Pacific Elevator Company, LLC ((PEC) as sole proprietor providing New installations, Modernizations, Repair and Maintenance for customers on Guam and Saipan. In 2012, PEC was acquired by Otis Elevator and appointed Mr. Clark as their local General Manager once again. In addition to elevator experience, Mr. Clark designed homes in Washington State and Owned and operated a Fire Suppression Contracting company in Guam. Additionally, he was the General Manager for Pacific Security Alarm, Inc. on Guam for 7 years – a Fire / Life-Safety and Security Company.